FLU CLINICS 2018! At Rosegarth Surgery on from 8.30am -12noon on 6th, 13th & 27th October 18 & at Siddal Surgery on the 20th October 18
It might still be summer but we are busy planning and preparing for the winter flu season. Last winter in Calderdale we experienced unprecedented levels of demand both in GP surgeries and in the hospitals. We would like our patients to do everything they can to stay fit and healthy, and avoid needing to go to hospital. We are therefore strongly encouraging all patients eligible for the flu jab to come and get vaccinated. If you would like more information on the flu vaccination click here.
We are running drop-in clinics throughout September and October at the start of the flu season to ensure you are protected as soon as the winter season starts.
These are Drop In Clinics – NO appointment necessary
Please don't wait for an outbreak this year!
If you would like a FLU VACCINE & you are registered at Rosegarth or Siddal Surgeries, please book your FLU JAB by contacting the surgery
or turning up at one of our Special Saturday Morning Flu clinics.
We are also fund raising with a cake stall for
You are eligible to receive a free flu vaccine if you meet any of the following criteria:
¨ You are aged 65 years of age and over on the 31st March 2019
¨ You receive carers allowance, or you are the main carer for an elderly or disabled person whose welfare may be at risk if you fall ill
¨ Children over the age of 6 months with a long term health condition
¨ Children aged 2 or 3 on the 31st August 19.
¨ You are pregnant
¨ You have certain medical conditions
¨ You have a BMI over 40.
Our Saturday Morning Flu Clinics run from 8.30am –12 noon at both sites:
At Rosegarth Surgery on the 6th, 13th & 27th October 18
At Siddal Surgery on the 20th October 18
In a nutshell, GDPR (aka the new General Data Protection Regulation) has been created to give you more control over how businesses store and use your personal data. It will also make it easier for you to find out what information a company has about you, and update it as and when you want.
What does this mean for Rosegarth & Siddal Surgeries?
We’ve always collected, stored and used your data safely and securely.
- What data we collect from you, as well as what we do with it
- Who we share your data with, and why we do this
- How long we store your data for
What rights you have in relation to the data we hold on you
Please click to access our Privacy Statement.
Latest Newsletter - April 2018 download here: April 18 Newsletter
Changes to products available on prescription in Calderdale
NHS Calderdale Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) has recommended that GPs stop routinely prescribing a number of lower value products and branded medicines. The NHS in Calderdale could save around £300,000 each year by stopping prescribing these self-care treatments, which are widely available to buy, without a prescription, from pharmacies and supermarkets.
Please see our prescription section for further details.
Dial 111 for all urgent care and when the surgery is closed.
Changes to how to order your Repeat Prescriptions from 1st April 18
From 1st April NHS Calderdale CCG has taken the decision to recommend that we cannot accept orders from 3rd Parties (Pharmacies, online pharmacies and medical equipment supplies).
We understand that we will have a certain cohort of patients who will need assistance with ordering their medication. The practice is working closely with local pharmacies to identify patients who should be EXEMPT.
You will now need to order your own medication.
Why this is happening:
- Prevent waste through medicines being over ordered.
- Reduce spend on unwanted medicine
- Prevent stockpiling medicines
- Put patients in control of their own medicines.
You will need to order your repeat prescriptions from Rosegarth/Siddal Surgery when you have at least 7-10 days of medicines left.
- Did you know you can order online using a smartphone app or a computer? Please ask a receptionist for an online registration pack. You will need to show photographic ID & proof of address in order to obtain access and password.
- Drop off or post your repeat prescription request at the Practice.
- Remember we need 2-3 working days to issue a prescription, so don’t leave it till the last minute.
For further information on how to order click on this link: https://www.calderdaleccg.nhs.uk/prescription-ordering/
CQC Inspection 9th January 2018
CQC inspections & ratings of specific services
People with long term conditions
Families, children and young people
Working age people (including those recently retired and students)
People whose circumstances may make them vulnerable
People experiencing poor mental health (including people with dementia)
This practice is rated as Good overall.
The practice was previously inspected on 21 April 2015. On that occasion the practice received a rating of Outstanding overall, with ratings of Good for providing safe, caring and well led services; and Outstanding for providing effective and responsive services.
Early Morning Appointments
Early morning GP appointments commenced at both surgeries on 22th April 2017.
Rosegarth & Siddal Surgery no longer offering late appointments every Monday evening and instead are offering earlier morning appointments from 7am every Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday & Thursday mornings.
We now have visa machines installed at both sites
Incoming calls to Siddal Surgery each Monday and Friday will be handled by the Rosegarth team, between the hours of 8am-10am. This allows us to provide patients with the best possible service at the business' peak incoming call time.
If you are a Carer for anybody or have a Carer, please let reception know and ask for a Carers Pack. Carers are entitled to the seasonal flu vaccine. For more information, click on the link Carers UK.